Title: Uncommon Valor
Author: Rachel Ravenheart
Publisher: Cool Dudes Publishing
Cover Artist: Louis C Harris
Length: 167 Pages
Release Date: July 22, 2015
Blurb: “Lil’ Bro,
If you’re reading this, then something obviously happened and I’m not going to be around. I wanted to let you know how much I love you, and you don’t have to tear yourself up over this. I’m the one who chose to enlist, and I believe I’ve served proudly for the last few years. I know this won’t ease your mind any, but I believe I’m probably in a better place now. Please don’t be sad. I died doing what I loved, fighting for my country. I wish I could be there for you when you tell Mom and Dad about you being gay. Just know that I am with you in spirit. Look to Chase for guidance. I know he’ll be the big brother for you I can no longer be. The guys will be a great support for you, and they won’t care that you’re gay. They’re a great group of guys, and they’ll treat you just like I would. They’ll be a support system for you when Dad blows up, and you know he will. Be safe and know I will be watching out for you from the other side.
When I turned to face her she held her stomach in a protective manner.
Okay.... So what we have here is an emotional ride. Jason loses his brother in war and that right there tears me apart. It's so sad. Heartbreaking. Chase is a Marine who falls deeply in love with Jason. It IS an insta-love sort of thing and though I'm not one for those types of things, with all the hell these two go through in this book, I was able to get passed it.
Tina, a one nighter of stupid drunkness announces she's pregnant with Jason's baby. Jason has some serious choices to make. No way does Tina make anything easy for them. She wants Jason all to herself and hits WAY below the belt. She's quite possibly the most evil woman in all the world.
So we have a crazy lady, a baby, and 2 men in love.
Tina's vindictiveness gets uglier through the story and it takes Jason and Chase's love for each other to save not just this baby, but their relationship.
I was never bored reading this story. I hoped Tina got her comeuppances but she really didn't. In the end it's, did they live happily ever after.
Rachel Ravenheart has written a very emotional and curvy story. Great book.
Ms. Ravenheart is new to the literary world, but has had the desire to write since junior high school. She moved from a small town in Iowa in time to start high school in Louisiana.
Rachel lost sight of writing as she got bogged down with sports and school. Her dream of being a writer forgotten as she looked to the future to study Political Science with the hope of going to law school when she moved to Texas.
To make her way in the world she got wrapped up in the field of nursing when she got a job as a C.N.A. and soon even her dream of law school was forgotten. Strangely, thanks to an injury, she was at home recuperating and was bored when she remembered her love for writing. Never thinking she would ever get published, she began.
It was writers like Rob Colton, Mann Ramblings, and Alicia Nordwell that inspired her creativity. She found GayAuthors.org and after some encouragement she decided to post her first story. With the enthusiasm of readers her confidence grew and she took the step to send off her first story to be published. Hopefully, the first of many.
Winner’s Prize: E-copy of Uncommon Valor.